[greenstone-devel] Greenstone: tweaking Lucene indexing

From Yitzchak Schaffer
DateWed Sep 30 03:08:10 2009
Subject [greenstone-devel] Greenstone: tweaking Lucene indexing

Sorry for any cross-posting annoyance. I have a request for a
Greenstone collection I'm working on, to add context snippets to search
results; for example a search for "yak culture" might return this in the
list of results:

... addressing the fine points of <strong>yak culture</strong>, the
zoosociologists took into account ...

Sounds like a pretty basic feature, say our sponsors, and I agree. (Ah,
it's also an old Trac ticket at http://trac.greenstone.org/ticket/444)

I see that GS out-of-the-box is set *not* to store the fulltext in the
index, which seems to be a prerequisite for this kind of thing, as in
http://bit.ly/ljNkL . Has anyone modified the Lucene indexing wrapper
locally to do this?

Given that we don't have any Java coders on staff, I've started porting
the Lucene wrapper to PHP for use with a custombuilder.pl and
Zend_Search_Lucene. I already have a PHP frontend, so adjusting that to
display the results shouldn't be a problem; OTOH because the frontend is
PHP, I'm restricted to using buildtype lucene, or something else with
good PHP support.

Many thanks,

Yitzchak Schaffer
Systems Manager
Touro College Libraries
33 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
Tel (212) 463-0400 x5230
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Email yitzchak.schaffer@gmx.com